Staff from BNP Paribas kindly donated more than 100 Christmas gifts to local children and families that are supported by Family Nursing & Home Care (FNHC) for a second year running.
The gifts were presented to FNHC to distribute to children and their families, all of which were thoughtfully chosen and gift-wrapped by BNP Paribas staff.
This year, the presents were given to families that are currently on FNHC’s Children’s Palliative Care Pathway, as well as to children and families that attend the Samarès Pathways Child & Family Centre.
FNHC’s Children’s Palliative Care Pathway has been developed to provide seamless care for children in the community that have life limiting or life threatening conditions. The care is provided by FNHC’s Children’s Community team, which is commissioned by the States of Jersey and additionally supported through fundraising and charity work by FNHC. The pathway works closely with other professionals, agencies and charities to ensure the children and families on the pathway receive the highest levels of care in the community.
The Samarès Pathways Child & Family Centre, which is a partnership between FNHC and the States of Jersey provides support for families with young children within the local area. The centre provides services that local families value including child health clinics, parenting groups, pop-in and playgroups, breakfast clubs and premature baby support, which are delivered by FNHC’s Health Visitors and Community nurses.
Last year, BNP Paribas provided Christmas gifts that were donated to families supported by the Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-Visiting Scheme (MECSH) – a programme that promotes best outcomes for mothers and children and is delivered by Health Visitors at FNHC.
FNHC’s Chief Executive Officer, Bronwen Whittaker, said: “We are extremely grateful to BNP Paribas and its staff for their on-going support and for getting behind such a thoughtful. initiative. I’m sure the generous gifts brought a lot of joy to many children and families supported by FNHC this Christmas.”